Monday, October 15, 2012

Chocolate Pumpkin Cupcake With Orange Cream Cheese Frosting

We Baking Partners will be baking different bakes every month and will be posting every 15th of the month. This month challenge is cupcakes or muffins, this is our third challenge after a wonderful almond cake and cookies. Swathi of Zesty South Indian Kitchen, the brain child of this fabulous baking event send us three interesting cupcake and muffin recipes.Three of our baking partners suggested us these beautiful recipes and i choosed to bake two among them,one is this super delicious,addictive chocolate pumpkin cupcake. When its comes a bake with chocolate, everyone at home will never hesitate a second to request me to make some.While going through the mail i recieved with this month's challenge, i know i'll be making this chocolate pumpkin cupcakes and gathered everything to make this incredible cupcakes during a weekend. My kids enjoyed thoroughly and even my lil one helped to squeeze out the frosting.Priya R of Cook Like Priya suggested this cupcake recipe from Country of Living.

2+1/2cups All purpose flour
2tbsp All purpose flour
4nos Eggs
1+1/2cups Sugar
1+1/2cups Pumpkin puree
2tsp Vanilla extract
2+1/4sticks Softened butter
1cup Cocoa powder
1tbsp Baking powder
1+1/2tsp Baking soda
2tsp Cinnamin powder
3/4tsp Nutmeg powder
3/4cup Buttermilk

Preheat the oven to 350F, line the cupcake moulds with cupcake papers, but i used my silicon moulds.

Sift the flour with cocoa powder,baking soda,cinnamon powder and nutmeg powder in a large bowl and keep aside.

Combine the buttermilk,pumpkin puree, vanilla extract in an another bowl and keep aside.

Beat the butter,sugar together in a bowl with a electroc mixer until the mixture turns fluffy, add the eggs one at a time and beat well after each addition.

Alternately add the flour mixture and the buttermilk mixture,blending well after each addition.

Spoon out this batter to the already prepared cupcake moulds  and bake in middle rack for 20-25minutes until a skewer inserted comes out clean.

Keep aside and let them cool completely.

Orange Cream Cheese Frosting:
1cup Cream cheese (softened)
1/4cup Softened unsalted butter
1tbsp Fresh orange juice
1tsp Orange zest (grated)
4cups Confectioner's sugar
1/2tsp Vanilla extract
2pinch Orange food colour

Blend the cream cheese,butter,orange juice,orange zest,vanilla in a large bowl using a electric mixture until smooth.

Slowly add the sugar and continue to beat until the mixture turns light and creamy.Arrange in fridge atleast for an hour before frosting.

Fill this chilled frosting in a pastry bag with your favourite nozzle or tip and squeeze gently to decorate.

Enjoy this cupcake with a cup of tea, beware that this cupcakes are pretty addictive.


  1. love the frosting recipe..looks so delicious..

  2. delicious cupcake with wonderful frosting

  3. I am in big love with this Priya...

  4. Super inviting..Join me in Fast Food - Vermicilli event here :

  5. delicious!!! well done priya!!!
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  6. Wow Priya, your pumpkin muffin looks so soft and yummy. I love your frosting.

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  7. hi Priya,

    lovely frosting and healthy cupcake...

  8. what a beautiful and perfectly baked cupcake Priya, looks so yum. And totally love the lively orange frosting on top :) thank u so much for trying out the recipe. love it

    Cook like Priya

  9. Cute & interesting cup cakes & pretty frosting!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  10. Wow! These are so tempting! Lovely!

  11. looks great.. drooling here :)

  12. Those cupcake looks tempting n cute!!

  13. delicious cupcakes.. perfectly baked..

  14. What a perfect treat for the holidays!!

  15. Love the frosting,loos so colorful and delicious.

  16. The frosting sounds so delicious, simply tempting..

  17. Tes cupcakes sont très jolis et doivent être délicieux.
    J'en croquerai un avec plaisir.
    A bientôt

  18. Very colourful and gorgeous cupcakes dear. Wonderfully made.

    today's recipe:

  19. Priya, this is delicious, love that frosting, I like your sweet helper helping with frosting part. Yummy.

  20. loved your orange frosting inviting.

  21. I like the way every blogger has added their individual touch to the pumpkin muffins. Very nice!

  22. The bright frosting is a great touch! Well done!

  23. super cute cupcakes you have got there! love the frosting done by your kiddie helpers :D

  24. Another great recipe Priya! I would so love to try some.

  25. Priya the cupcake looks delicious dear yum yum.

  26. Those are gorgeous, Priya! Love the dark orange color of your frosting! It makes your cupcakes even more perfect for fall!

  27. Inviting Cupcakes, Perfectly baked!!! Missed to participate
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    Nitha's Kitchen

  28. yours came out so pretty with the frosting

  29. Beautiful and attractive color and cute :)


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